Client was actually hit by a car on her right side. While she is doing awesome, her knee, pelvis, lower back and shoulder all need consideration when planning out her training. Dealing with one challenge is usually easy enough, but to add multiple is more of a challenge. We will be strengthening the muscles around those areas to regain more movement and flexibility (which she really has quite a bit considering). Just looking for some ideas. I know the bands and tubes are going to work well for her.
Thanks Natalie. She did do physical therapy and is totally cleared for all exercises that do not cause pain. We definitely are staying in a range of motion that is more comfortable for her shoulder area. Many of the stretches and exercises I am giving her, were the same as the therapist:-) She has the most awesome attitude and outlook. Love working with her.
Hello Machelle Bates,
I am sure she went to physical therapy, I hope. I would get her doctor’s clearance and continue with the suggestions from the physical therapist. Keeping the area strong and flexible, plus the surrounding joints, will do the trick. Stay in the pain free range of motion, being sure to use proper form to the best of their ability.
I hear you, multiple conditions are a challenge. To you and the client, embrace the challenge and refuse to fail.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I recently introduced a gentleman who stopped seeing his Physical Therapist for his frozen shoulder (which had improved significantly, it was just getting spendy) to Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls. He loved how the self massage with these balls not only helped increased his shoulder mobility (via mainly the scapulothoracic joint) but also how it greatly diminished his pain. You can learn more about the Therapy Balls from this blog written by Sarah Court. http://www.yogatuneup.com/blog/2014/09/03/think-globally-roll-locally-fo…. Hope this helps!
(I should add that this man’s shoulder was no longer frozen when I showed him how to use the therapy balls. If your client’s shoulder is frozen, she should see a physician and therapist.)
Good luck with your client!